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2017/2018 Spanish Primera División
  • Yannick Carrasco (46')
  • Antoine Griezmann (69')

Atletico Madrid beat Sevilla to continue unbeaten start

Diego Costa looked on as Atletico Madrid allowed themselves to keep pace with Barcelona at the top of La Liga with a 2-0 win over Sevilla.

Costa is back with Atletico after Chelsea agreed to grant his wish to return, although the Spanish club's transfer ban means he will have a watching brief until January.

He was able to enjoy what he saw on Saturday, as his new club took further advantage of Real Madrid's early-season indifference and moved six points clear of their city rivals.

They are also just a point behind Barcelona, albeit having played a game more.

Yannick Carrasco opened the scoring a minute after an even first half which saw both sides hit the woodwork through Filipe Luis and Pablo Sarabia.

Carrasco was able to break clean through on the Sevilla goal, round Sergio Rico and tuck in.

Antoine Griezmann made it two, slotted in on the left of the area by Luis and drilling a terrific effort across Rico to settle it.

Atletico have now won both their two games at their new Wanda Metropolitano home.

Spanish Primera División Standings

POS Team GP GD PTS
1 Barcelona 33 +64 83
2 Atletico Madrid 34 +36 72
3 Real Madrid 33 +44 68
4 Valencia 34 +26 66
5 Real Betis 34 +1 56
6 Villarreal 33 +5 51
7 Sevilla FC 33 -11 48
8 Getafe 34 +8 48
9 Girona 34 -6 47
10 Celta Vigo 34 +6 45
11 Real Sociedad 34 +6 43
12 Eibar 34 -10 43
13 Alavés 34 -13 41
14 Athletic Bilbao 34 -5 40
15 Leganes 34 -13 40
16 Espanyol 34 -12 39
17 Levante 34 -17 37
18 Deportivo La Coruña 34 -33 28
19 Las Palmas 34 -47 21
20 Málaga 34 -29 20

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